Tricks for a Safe Halloween

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The only spooky thing about trick-or-treating should be the fun; but there are a few things to keep in  mind when it comes to staying safe…

The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch Halloween Tip:

Start a new tradition and greet trick-or-treaters outside! Grab your pumpkin, candy, and lawn chair and set up in your driveway to hand out your treats. This not only provides for a safer environment for the neighborhood goblins, but gives you an opportunity to visit with your neighbors!

More Tricks to Keep in Mind…

  • Children should trick-or-treat with an adult. Teach children to never go into a stranger’s house unless an adult is with them.
  • If children are trick-or-treating without an adult, have them carry a cellphone and check-in often.
  • Costume should be made of light colors – consider adding reflective tape to costumes and bags.
  • Make sure the costume is the right size to prevent falls and other bumps in the night.
  • Try makeup  instead of a mask that could obstruct a child’s vision.
  • When driving, be especially alert for children. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of a vehicle.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering.
  • Jack-o’-Lanterns are fun, but can present a fire hazard if left unattended – use a glow stick or flameless candle instead.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

For more tips and resources, call 281-210-3800 or click here.

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